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Borrow library equipment

We have a range of electronic and audio-visual resources available for you to borrow.

Equipment is borrowed from the Service Desk in the Library. Some items may need to be booked in advance. For further information contact us on

Laptops, chargers and cables

Laptops are available to borrow from our laptop lockers in Fountains and Holgate. A combination of 24 hour and 7 day loan laptops are available.  

If you need assistance using laptop lockers, or to request accessories such as cables and chargers please contact the Service Desk in Fountains. 

These items cannot be booked ahead of time. 

iPads, recorders and video cameras

The Media Loans system allows students and staff on the York campus to book iPads, recorders, video cameras, and other electronic and audiovisual equipment well in advance of when it is needed.

You can also:

  • Check on availability and loan periods for equipment
  • Get a reminder in your calendar to pick up your equipment, and get an email when it is due
  • Get email notification of overdue items
  • Check the status of your account, including bookings and fines

Book equipment by going to the Media Loans Service.

You will need to sign in using your YSJ user name. 

Microfilm, microfiche and other media

We have a U-Scan universal film scanner set up with a PC in the Group Study room on the first floor of Fountains.

The universal film scanner can be used with microfilm, microfiche, aperture cards, microcards and photographic slides/negatives. The scanner will allow you to read, scan, print or save material on any of these formats.

Material can be saved to USB sticks or your own My Documents area.

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